Nutritional psychiatry: Towards improving mental health by what you eat

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dc.contributor.author Adan, Roger A. H.
dc.contributor.author van der Beek, Eline M.
dc.contributor.author Buitelaar, Jan K.
dc.contributor.author Cryan, John F.
dc.contributor.author Johannes, Hebebrand
dc.contributor.author Higgs, Suzanne
dc.contributor.author Schellekens, Harriët
dc.contributor.author Dickson, Suzanne L.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-10T10:51:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-10T10:51:00Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-14
dc.identifier.citation Adan, R. A. H., van der Beek, E. M., Buitelaar, J. K., Cryan, J. F., Hebebrand, J., Higgs, S., Schellekens, H. and Dickson, S. L. (2019) 'Nutritional psychiatry: Towards improving mental health by what you eat', European Neuropsychopharmacology [in press]. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2019.10.011 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en
dc.identifier.issn 0924-977X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9372
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2019.10.011 en
dc.description.abstract Does it matter what we eat for our mental health? Accumulating data suggests that this may indeed be the case and that diet and nutrition are not only critical for human physiology and body composition, but also have significant effects on mood and mental wellbeing. While the determining factors of mental health are complex, increasing evidence indicates a strong association between a poor diet and the exacerbation of mood disorders, including anxiety and depression, as well as other neuropsychiatric conditions. There are common beliefs about the health effects of certain foods that are not supported by solid evidence and the scientific evidence demonstrating the unequivocal link between nutrition and mental health is only beginning to emerge. Current epidemiological data on nutrition and mental health do not provide information about causality or underlying mechanisms. Future studies should focus on elucidating mechanism. Randomized controlled trials should be of high quality, adequately powered and geared towards the advancement of knowledge from population-based observations towards personalized nutrition. Here, we provide an overview of the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry, exploring the scientific evidence exemplifying the importance of a well-balanced diet for mental health. We conclude that an experimental medicine approach and a mechanistic understanding is required to provide solid evidence on which future policies on diet and nutrition for mental health can be based. en
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dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights © 2019, the Author(s).Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) en
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dc.subject Nutritional psychiatry en
dc.subject Nutrients en
dc.subject Cognition en
dc.subject Early life nutrition en
dc.subject Obesity en
dc.subject Dietary intervention en
dc.title Nutritional psychiatry: Towards improving mental health by what you eat en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother John Cryan, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience and APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email:j.cryan@ucc.ie en
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dc.identifier.journaltitle European Neuropsychopharmacology en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress j.cryan@ucc.ie en
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© 2019, the Author(s).Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2019, the Author(s).Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
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